Bette Midler Is the Latest Star of Marc Jacobs’s Spring 2016 Campaign

Singer/actress Bette Midler attends the Metropolitan Opera 2015-2016 Season Opening Night's production of 'Otello'at The Metropolitan Opera House on September 21, 2015 in New York City.
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Marc Jacobs is known for supporting equality and pushing boundaries, and his spring 2016 campaign is no different. After announcing last week that Lana Wachowski—the co-director of the Matrix trilogy who opened up about being a transgender woman in 2012—stars in his new ads, the designer just revealed that Bette Midler is the next face of his campaign.

The designer unveiled a portrait of Midler on Instagram, crediting the singer with inspiring him to pursue fashion design. “At age 10 when I discovered the image drawn by Richard Amsel for her album cover, I was so instantly enamored by the silhouetted Bette in a black dress wearing platform sandals with a wedge of red curly hair that I recreated it on the back of a jean jacket with acrylic paint and embroidery floss and proudly wore it to school,” he wrote in the caption.

The iconic singer and actress fits right in with Jacobs’s celebration of “the spirit and beauty of equality,” as he wrote in the first Instagram post unveiling the campaign. Also pictured in the ads is comedian and gay rights proponent Sandra Bernhard.

We can’t wait to see more of this gorgeous collection of stars.

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